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Lexington’s first White Castle restaurant, 1980

Posted on April 27, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Crowds lined up inside and stretched out the door at the opening of Lexington's first White Castle restaurant Dec. 1, 1980. One day shortly after it's opening, this location at New Circle and Bryan Station roads sold 47,000 hamburgers - at 26 cents a piece. Almost exactly one year later, a second location opened on East Reynolds Road. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

Crowds lined up inside and stretched out the door when Lexington’s first White Castle restaurant opened on Dec. 1, 1980. One day shortly after its opening, the restaurant at New Circle and Bryan Station roads sold 47,000 hamburgers — at 26 cents a piece. Almost exactly one year later, a second White Castle opened on East Reynolds Road. Both restaurants remain open today. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

Menu inside Lexington's first White Castle restaurant Dec. 1980. One day shortly after it's opening, this location at New Circle and Bryan Station roads sold 47,000 hamburgers - at 26 cents a piece. Almost exactly one year later, a second location opened on East Reynolds Road. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | staff

The  menu inside Lexington’s first White Castle restaurant in December 1980.  Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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